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10:17 Security protocols in place for Sylvia Park reopening

Auckland retail is set to reopen tomorrow for the first time in 84 days and the largest shopping mall in the country; Sylvia Park, has already had a taste of what's to come. Shoppers have been queuing as early as this morning - camped out with chairs and blankets hours before the doors are set to open. The mall is owned by a company called Kiwi Property which also owns LynnMall shopping centre. Their spokesperson Linda Trainer speaks with Karyn about how they are preparing.

Opening at midnight - first 150 customers get $150 gift packs

Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi


10:30 Book Guardians heartbroken by National Library book disposal

Last week Paula Browning, Chief Executive of Copyright Licensing New Zealand joined us to discuss the National Library's highly contentious decision to dispose of up to 600,000 books. The books have been collected for more than one hundred years and include rare and first edition books. They form part of a collection called "the Overseas Published Collection" and Paula told us the Library had entered into a contract with an American company Internet Archive who will digitise two-thirds of these books. A group of authors have banded together to form Book Guardians Aotearoa who are protesting about the Library's actions in Wellington on Thursday night at St Peter's Church in Willis Street. The group includes Dame Fiona Kidman, Bill Direen who organised the protest and journalist and writer Chris Bourke, who speaks with Karyn to share his heartbreak and concern over the matter.

the National Library

the National Library Photo: Supplied - the National Library


10:40 The National Librarian defends decision to dispose books
The National Librarian Te Pouhuaki, Rachel Esson joins Karyn to respond to protesters concerns about the National Library's controversial decision to dispose of up to 600,000 books.

National Library Director Content Services Rachel Esson

National Library Director Content Services Rachel Esson Photo: Supplied / National Library


10:55 Lately Music 

Artist: Michael Hurley 
Track: Boulevard
Album: The Time of the Foxgloves